Calling all This Is Us fans. Bring your tissues because this one is going to be a tearjerker. Leave it to Dan Fogelman to translate his family dramas to the big screen. I’m not going to call Life Itself the “This Is Us movie,” but if this film is anything compared to the show, it will be a huge success.
This is the official synopsis and casting notice for Life Itself.
Deadline – “The story follows a New York couple that goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child. The movie follows the unexpected twists of their journey and how they create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes. Life Itself examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an all-star acting ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin.”
An all-star cast with multiple timelines and stories that are connected? Sign me up. Maybe this is the This Is Us movie. I’m expecting a big twist at the end that rivals the reveal at the end of the first episode of This Is Us when the audience finds out that Randall is apart of the Big Three. I bet Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde are figments of someone’s imagination and they died 50 years before the story takes place. I’m just spitballing here because I have still yet to nail an accurate prediction from Fogelman’s work. It’s like in Crazy, Stupid, Love (which Fogelman wrote) when Steve Carrell finds out that Ryan Gosling is dating his daughter, Emma Stone. Fogelman productions have more twists than a maze so I’m expecting something that will blow my mind.
Life Itself opens September 21. This Is Us season three premieres September 25. Life is good.